How to Connect ecobee Switch+ to Google Assistant

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Link your ecobee device with Google Assistant.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee account
  • Your ecobee device to be already installed and set up within the ecobee account
  • A mobile device running one of the following apps:
    • Google Home
      Google Home.
    • Google Assistant
      Google Assistant.

? Do you have the Google Home app on your mobile device?

  1. Yes
  2. No, let's use the Google Assistant app

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Link your ecobee device with Google Assistant.
You'll Need:
  • Your ecobee account
  • Your ecobee device to be already installed and set up within the ecobee account
  • A mobile device running one of the following apps:
    • Google Home
      Google Home.
    • Google Assistant
      Google Assistant.
  1. Launch the Google Home app.
    Google Home.
  2. Tap Add on the main screen.
    Add option highlighted in Google Home app.
  3. On the Add and manage screen, tap Set up device.
    Set up device option highlighted in Google Home app.
  4. Under Works with Google, tap Have something already set up?.
    Have something already set up option highlighted in Google Home app.
  5. Scroll through the list of smart home device providers and look for ecobee. Since the list is rather long you can also tap Search and enter the name to locate it quicker.
    Search option highlighted when adding device in Google Home app.
  6. Select ecobee.
    ecobee highlighted in list of devices that work with Google Assistant.
  7. Sign in with your ecobee account and allow Google Assistant to control your ecobee devices using your voice.
    ecobee login prompt in Google Home app.
  8. You can now give voice commands to Google Assistant to control your linked device.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Tap and hold the Home icon, which is the circle at the bottom of the screen, to launch Google Assistant.
    Home option highlighted on Android.
  2. Then tap the Explore icon which looks like a compass.
    Explore option highlighted in Google Assistant.
  3. Tap More (1) in the top right corner and select Settings (2).
    More pointed out and Settings highlighted in Google Assistant menu.
  4. Go to the Assistant (1) tab and select Home Control (2).
    Assistant tab pointed out and Home Control option highlighted in Google Assistant settings.
  5. Tap Add at the bottom right.
    Add option highlighted in Google Assistant.
  6. Scroll through the list of smart home device providers and look for ecobee. Since the list is rather long you can also tap Search and enter the name to locate it quicker.
    Search option highlighted when adding device in Google Home app.
  7. Select ecobee.
    ecobee highlighted in list of devices that work with Google Assistant.
  8. Sign in with your ecobee account and allow Google Assistant to control your ecobee devices using your voice.
    ecobee login prompt in Google Home app.
  9. You can now give voice commands to Google Assistant to control your linked device.
To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. Launch the Google Assistant app.
    Google Assistant.
  2. Tap the Explore icon that looks like a compass.
    Explore icon highlighted in Google Assistant menu.
  3. Then tap More (1) and select Settings (2).
    More option pointed out and Settings highlighted in Google Assistant app.
  4. Scroll down and tap Home Control.
    Home Control highlighted in Google Assistant settings.
  5. Tap Add.
    Add option highlighted in Google Assistant.
  6. Scroll through the list of smart home device providers and look for ecobee. Since the list is rather long you can also tap Search and enter the name to locate it quicker.
    Search option highlighted when adding device in Google Home app.
  7. Select ecobee.
    ecobee highlighted in list of devices that work with Google Assistant.
  8. Sign in with your ecobee account and allow Google Assistant to control your ecobee devices using your voice.
    ecobee login prompt in Google Home app.
  9. You can now give voice commands to Google Assistant to control your linked device.
  1. Launch the App Store.
    Apple App Store.
  2. Tap Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Type "google assistant" in the search bar at the top. The app will show up below.
    Search keyword and Get option highlighted in App Store.
  4. Tap Get and Install, then Open to use it.
  5. Once opened, tap on Sign In then fill out your Google account information.
    Sign In button highlighted in Google Assistant app.
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